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Boat dealers sell new or used boats, or both, in combination with other activities, such as repair services. They may also sell new or used boat engines, trailers, marine supplies, and parts and accessories. A single dealer may sell several brands of boats and boats of different sizes and types. ranging from personal watercraft to large yachts.
West Marine said it will host three fundraisers this year to support its nonprofit BlueFuture Fund and its ongoing grants program and will send its BlueFuture Kids Zone activity tent to store grand openings and special events around the country.
Freedom Boat Club said it appointed 38 club members from southwest Florida as official representatives of its newly launched Ambassador Program.
MarineMax said it will launch several new models from its top brands at the Miami International Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach, which are set to start Thursday and run through Monday at Virginia Key and along Collins Avenue, respectively.
Bellingham Marine hired industry veteran Bryce Fisher as product development manager.
MarineMax said superyacht industry veteran William Smith is joining the company as vice president of the MarineMax Super Yachts Division.
HMY Yacht Sales said it is partnering with Ward Setzer of Setzer Yacht Architects, a yacht design and naval architecture firm, for what the companies said is a client-oriented platform within the U.S. superyacht industry.
CorVant, the creator of business management software PierVantage, hired Bruce Hopkins as vice president of operations.
The Catamaran Group said it acquired Breezy Point Marina in Chesapeake Beach, Md., its third property in that state.
Legacy and Tartan Yachts are now represented by Springline Yacht Sales, which has representatives in Mystic, Conn., Mamaroneck, N.Y., and Quebec, Canada.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida released the latest episode of “Salty Jobs,” a video series that showcases marine industry career opportunities in South Florida.